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Devotional - Tuesday, October 3, 2017 276/89

Today's Scripture: "Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus." Jn 11:5

5951. What's obvious to one person finds most oblivious. JG

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See it.

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Live it.

Family. We're born into one without a personal choice in the matter. If we're the first born of siblings, we will have privilege and bear responsibility the younger won't. If we're the youngest, more time than not we are shown more latitude than those born before us. If we're in the middle, we do anything to get attention that seemingly showered on the older and younger siblings. Regardless where we are in the birth-order of a family, we have love and a sense of belonging throughout life—though sometimes hardly felt.

Not everyone can or wants to have children. That's okay because there are things that can be done, such as adoption. Not only can someone become an instant parent but the action provides hope for an orphan born in a hopeless situation. The alternative to the convenient killing of a baby in the womb is giving hope to them and parents who want them. Some people reason that giving birth to a person born in a society like ours is criminal, so there are opinions on both sides of the issue. Personally, I find hope and peace in two words this morning: "Jesus loved. . . ."

Pray it.

Thank you for family, God, a practical way to learn love and forgiveness.


Resources

Keywords: Love; Friends; Family

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant. Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
2. Resources are derived from daily devotions of James R. Green called, Just Thinkin'... (2000-2003), Read the Bible Thru in 365 Days (2004), Pray Thru the Word in 365 Days (2005) and One Minute Devotional (2006-2017)
3. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright (c)1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.
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